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Sheila Besaw owns the H&S Diner on Heuvelton's Main Street.
Sheila Besaw owns the H&S Diner on Heuvelton's Main Street.

Heuvelton Rocked By McCadam Closure

The news of Vermont-based Agri-Mark Coop's purchase of McCadam Cheese Company is good for Franklin County farmers and workers at McCadam's manufacturing plant in Chateaugay, which will stay open.

But Agri-Mark says it will close McCadam's packaging plant in Heuvelton on February 1st after more than a century of operation. More than 100 people will lose their jobs. David Sommerstein reports the effects will be far-reaching for families and businesses in the small St. Lawrence County village.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County Posts Community Profiles

The St. Lawrence County Planning Office has posted details gathered during the 2000 Census on the Internet. The community profiles provide in depth pictures of who lives where, and how. Martha Foley spoke with Planner John Tenbusch.  Go to full article

Map of All Seasons Wins Award

The St. Lawrence County Environmental Management Council took home a first place award for its Map of All Seasons, during a recent state conference on the environment. Jon Montan, with the county planning office, is an advisor to the environmental council. He says a new computer program helped update the old county map.  Go to full article
Builder Eric Schulze.  Community Energy Services is a partner in the project.
Builder Eric Schulze. Community Energy Services is a partner in the project.

An Energy Efficent Habitat

Habitat For Humanity is a not-for-profit organization known for building affordable housing for low-income families. The Raquette Valley Habitat For Humanity chapter is taking the model a step further. It is building an affordable home in the town of Rensselaer Falls in St. Lawrence County that uses 30% less energy than a conventional home. David Sommerstein visited the construction site and has a sound portrait.

Call Community Energy Services at (315)379-9466 for more information about the energy efficient model.  Go to full article

Medicaid Funding Puts Counties in Pinch

County lawmakers across the North Country are approving steep property tax hikes in next year's budgets, in some places by 10 to 20 percent. They say they need the money to pay for soaring Medicaid costs. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

118th Assembly: A Likely Democratic Victory

The Democratic controlled Assembly in Albany created two new districts this year in the western part of the North Country, the 118th and 122nd Assembly districts. They stitched Democratic pockets in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties into one of the districts, hoping to send a North Country Democrat to Albany for the first time in almost 30 years. David Sommerstein reports it appears they were successful.  Go to full article

Cobb Defeats Incumbent Greenwood For St. Lawrence County Legislative Seat

Political newcomer, Tedra Cobb, Democratic candidate for Legislator in St. Lawrence County, unseated longtime Republican incumbent, Jon Greenwood. Cobb attributes her win to voters who crossed party lines and the nearly 900 Independent voters registered in her district.  Go to full article

118th Assembly: A Wider Debate in the River District?

With under three weeks to Election Day, the 118th Assembly, or "river," district race looks to be among the closest in the North Country. Democrat Darryl Aubertine, a dairy farmer and former Jefferson County legislator, faces Republican St. Lawrence County Clerk Patricia Ritchie. If he wins, Aubertine will be the first North Country Democrat in Albany in almost 30 years. Meanwhile, a third candidate is trying to widen the debate beyond the two major parties. David Sommerstein reports on Tuesday night's candidate forum in Watertown.  Go to full article

Two Economic Approaches in the 122nd Assembly District

Some 50 people gathered at the Northside Improvement League in Watertown last night to hear a debate among Assembly candidates in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. In the mostly rural and Republican 122nd district, Republican incumbent Dee Dee Scozzafava faces a challenge from Democrat Andy Byrnes. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Democrats Pour Big Money into River District Assembly Race

The Democratic state committee is putting major money into a North Country Assembly race. Darrell Aubertine almost unseated incumbent Bob Nortz two years ago, and is working hard to win the new "River District".  Go to full article

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